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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:07 am    Post subject: William Devlin Reply with quote

William Devlin Pte S/10975 1st Gordon Highlanders b W.Benhar,Lanark e Hamilton Age 25 Killed in Action F&F 30/04/1918 Son of Susan Morrison, of 58, London St., Larkhall, Lanarkshire. 1901 Census: 36 Addie's Row. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Sandpits British Cemetery, Fouquereuil Fr 0033 Plot I Row B Grave 10 Hamilton Advertiser 25-05-18 Page 1 Evening Times 25-5-18 Page 3: Photo
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:52 am    Post subject: John Grenfell GH Reply with quote

Grenfell John Private S/10977 2nd Bn. Gordon Highlanders b Larkhall, Lanarkshire e Hamilton Age 18 Killed in Action Somme, France 01/07/1916 3rd son of Mr & Mrs James Grenfell, 48 Church St; Larkhall. Soldiers Died has Greenfell. Grandson of the late Mr & Mrs John Reid, Spital & Joanna Terr; Byantyre. Soldiers Effects: Fa: James C. Gordon Cemetery, Mametz Fr 0331 Sp. Mem. B. 58 Hamilton Adverstiser 29-07-16 Page 1 Evening Times 21-7-16 Page 6: Photo
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 12:46 pm    Post subject: Robert Frame GH Reply with quote

Robert Frame Pte S/40785 4th Gordon Highlanders b Dalserf, Lanarkshire 01/11/1894 e Glasgow Age 23 Killed in Action F&F 21/11/1917 Son of John Frame & Janet Stewart. 1901 Census: Victoria Street, Larkhall. 1911 Census: App. Joiner. Larkhall Cemetery MI. Soldiers Will 3 Pages. Anneux British Cemetery Fr 0256 Plot I Row E Grave 07 The Scotsman 31-12-17 P7: Larkhall
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:09 pm    Post subject: James Wilson GH Reply with quote

James Wilson Pte S/2443 8th/10th Gordon Highlanders b Dalserf, Lanarkshire e Uddingston Age 23 Died F&F 11/06/1917 Son of Christina Wilson, 53 London St; Larkhall & the late James Wilson. Native of Larkhall. Soldiers Will 4 Pages. Etaples Military Cemetery Fr 0040 Plot XXV Row J Grave 17 The Scotsman 09-07-16 P7 Larkhall
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject: Charles Arthur Munro ANDERSON, Corporal 139053, R.E. Reply with quote

Charles Arthur Munro ANDERSON, Cpl 139053, 180th Tunn. Coy., R.E. and his cousin of the same name Charles Arthur Munro ANDERSON, Pte S/5721, 8th Bn. Seaforth Highrs., are both named on the Memorial
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Charles Arthur Munro ANDERSON, Corporal 139053, 180th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers, and formerly Pte 14429 King's Own Scottish Borderers.

Charles Arthur Munro ANDERSON was born on 12 April, 1893, at 68 Miller Street, Larkhall.
His parents were John Hollywood Anderson, a coal miner, and Margaret McKellar, who were married on 31 December, 1875 at Larkhall.
His paternal grandparents were Robert Anderson, a coal miner, and Helen Hollywood.
His maternal grandparents were John McKellar, a labourer, and Mary Thomson.

The 1901 Census for Larkhall was taken on 31 March.
His family are listed at 17 Dykehead Rows as follows:

John Hollywood Anderson, Head, 45, coal miner, b Campsie
Margaret Anderson, Wife, 49, b Larkhall
William Anderson, Son, 21, coal miner, b Larkhall
John Anderson, Son, 18, coal miner, b Larkhall
Richard Anderson, Son, 13, scholar, b Larkhall
Robert Anderson, Son, 10, scholar, b Larkhall
CHARLES ANDERSON, Son, 7, scholar, b Larkhall
Nellie Anderson, Daughter, 4, b Larkhall

The 1911 Census for Larkhall was taken on 2 April.
His family are listed at 17 Summerlee Rows as follows:

John H. Anderson, Head, 55, coal miner, b Campsie
Margaret Anderson, Wife, 59, b Larkhall
Mary T. Anderson, Daughter, 26, b Larkhall
Richard F. Anderson, Son, 22, coal miner, b Larkhall
Robert R. Anderson, Son, 20, coal miner, b Larkhall
CHARLES A. M. ANDERSON, Son, 17, coal miner, b Larkhall
Helen M. H. Anderson, Daughter, 14, b Larkhall
Margaret McK. Anderson, Grand-Daughter, 7, school, b Larkhall.

From the military records available, Charles A. M. ANDERSON enlisted at Larkhall as Pte 14429, KOSBs.
He went to France on 11 July, 1915. His mining experience was required and at some point he was transferred to 180th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers.

The 180th Tunnelling Company was formed at Labuissiere in the Autumn of 1915, and moved into the Vermelles Sector. It was engaged in building saps and trenches, in addition to a lot of 'carrying work' during the Battle of Loos. The Coy moved to the Givenchy area and was relieved there in early 1916 by the 255th Coy.

Charles ANDERSON was promoted to Lance Corporal and then to Corporal.

On 8 April, 1916, Charles (then age 22 and a LCpl in the Royal Engineers) married Isabella Bradshaw Buchanan (then age 26) at 4 Minerva Street, Glasgow.
I have been unable to trace any children of the marriage.

Charles ANDERSON "Died of Wounds" on 11 March, 1917, at No 1 Ambulance Station, and is buried at St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France. There are 747 casualties buried at this cemetery.

The "Soldier's Effects" record shows that his widow Isabella received his Outstanding Pay of £56/15/- and a War Gratuity of £12/10/-.

Charles ANDERSON was awarded The 1914-15 Star Medal; The Victory Medal; and The British War Medal.

CWGC
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Name: ANDERSON, C.
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 139053
Date of Death: 11/03/1917
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers, 160th Tunnelling Coy.
Grave Reference: VIII. B. 2.
Cemetery: ST. PIERRE CEMETERY, AMIENS
Additional Info: Son of John and Margaret Anderson, of Larkhall, Lanarkshire; husband of Isabella B. Anderson, of 419.5 Argyle St., Glasgow.

SNWM
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Surname: ANDERSON
Forename: Charles
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 139053
Place of Birth: Larkhall, Lanarkshire
Date of Death: 11 March 1917
Theatre of Death: F&F
Cause of Death: Died of Wounds
SNWM roll: THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
Unit Name: Unknown Unit attached to THE ROYAL ENGINEERS
Other detail: 180th Tunn. Coy., formerly 14428, K.O.S.B.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Charles Arthur Munro ANDERSON, Pte S/5721 8th Bn Seaforths Reply with quote

Charles Arthur Munro ANDERSON, Cpl 139053, 180th Tunn. Coy., R.E. and his cousin of the same name Charles Arthur Munro ANDERSON, Pte S/5721, 8th Bn. Seaforth Highrs., are both named on the Memorial
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Charles Arthur Munro ANDERSON, Pte S/5721 8th Bn Seaforth Highlanders.

Charles Arthur Munro ANDERSON was born on 25 April, 1895, at Hamilton Street, Larkhall.

His parents were Charles Anderson, a coal miner, and Mary Potter, who were married on 31 December, 1888 at Larkhall.
His paternal grandparents were Robert Anderson, a coal miner, and Helen Hollywood.
His maternal grandparents were James Potter, a coal miner, and Marion Dow.

The 1901 Census for Larkhall was taken on 31 March.
His family are listed at 26 Hamilton Street as follows:

Charles Anderson, Head, 38, coal miner, b Larkhall
Mary Anderson, Wife, 35, b Larkhall
Robert Anderson, Son, 11, scholar, b Larkhall
Marion Anderson, Daughter, 9, scholar, b Larkhall
James Anderson, Son, 7, scholar, b Larkhall
CHARLES ANDERSON, Son, 5, scholar, b Larkhall
Helen Anderson, Daughter, 4, b Larkhall
Andrew Anderson, Son, 11 months, b Larkhall

The 1911 Census for Larkhall was taken on 2 April.
Charles ANDERSON and his family are listed at 46 Hamilton Street as follows:

Charles Anderson, Head, 48, coal miner, b Larkhall
Mary Anderson, Wife, 44, b Larkhall
Robert Anderson, Son, 21, pony driver underground, b Larkhall
James Anderson, Son, 17, coal miner, b Larkhall
CHARLES ANDERSON, Son, 15, coal miner, b Larkhall
Helen Anderson, Daughter, 14, school, b Larkhall
Andrew Anderson, Son, 10, school, b Larkhall
John Anderson, Son age 9, school, b Larkhall
William Anderson, Son, 7, scholar, b Larkhall
Richard Anderson, Son, 5, scholar, b Larkhall

From the military records available, Charles ANDERSON enlisted at Hamilton as Pte S/5721, 8th Bn Seaforth Highlanders.
He went to France on 9 July, 1915.

Charles ANDERSON was reported as 'Missing and Presumed Dead' on 25 September, 1915, at the Battle of Loos.
He is commemorated at Loos Memorial, France. There are 20,615 casualties commemorated at Loos Memorial who have no known grave.

The "Soldier's Effects" record shows that his father Charles received his Outstanding Pay of £1/6/6 and a War Gratuity of £3/-/-.

Charles ANDERSON was awarded The 1914-15 Star Medal; The Victory Medal; and The British War Medal.

(Courtesy of Walter Smith) An article was in The Hamilton Advertiser on 27 November, 1915, states:
"LARKHALL
Posted as Missing - In an official note from the War Office, Mr and Mrs Anderson, 46 Hamilton Street, have been notified that their son, Piper Charles Anderson (5721), 8th Seaforth Highlanders, is missing since the engagement of 25th September. Any information regarding him will be gratefully received by his parents at the above address."

We can see that Charles is described as a "Piper".
You will also see that he is listed on the War Memorial as "Piper C.A.M. ANDERSON".
A 'Piper' was a military rank or appointment, yet no military records show that he held that appointment.
It is also worth noting that due to the exingencies of war, military records were not always 'bang up to date'.

CWGC
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Name: ANDERSON, CHARLES ARTHUR MUNRO
Rank: Private
Service No: S/5721
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders, "A" Coy, 8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Panel 112 to 115
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Info: Son of Charles and Mary Anderson, of 46 Hamilton St., Larkhall, Lanarkshire.

SNWM
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Surname: ANDERSON
Forename: Charles
Rank: Pte
Service Number: S/5721
Place of Birth: Larkhall, Lanarkshire
Date of Death: 25 September 1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Cause of Death: Killed in Action
SNWM roll: THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Unit Name: Unknown Unit attached to THE SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 8th Bn

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Pte M. O. BOYLE and Pte P. O. BOYLE, both Cameron Highrs Reply with quote

The names of Pte M. O. BOYLE and Pte P. O. BOYLE, both of the Cameron Highlanders, are listed on the Larkhall War Memorial.

I am able to trace PETER BOYLE, Pte S/15522, 7th Bn Cameron Highlanders.

PETER BOYLE, Pte S/15522, 7th Bn Cameron Highlanders had a brother MICHAEL BOYLE and both were born in Larkhall.
I cannot find any trace of military records for MICHAEL BOYLE, MICHAEL O. BOYLE, M.O. BOYLE, or M. O'BOYLE.
The only MICHAEL BOYLE of the Cameron Highlanders I can find is MICHAEL O'BOYLE, Pte S/10439 2nd Bn, born in Blantyre.

For this reason I am making the assumption that the names on the Larkhall War Memorial are those of the brothers MICHAEL and PETER BOYLE, but I cannot provide CWGC information on MICHAEL.

MICHAEL BOYLE was born at Larkhall on 5th August, 1884.
PETER BOYLE was born at Larkhall on 9th October, 1892.

Their parents were Michael Boyle, a Coal Miner, and Mary McManus who were married at Larkhall on 31 December, 1881.
Their paternal grandparents were Anthony Boyle, a Labourer, and Bridget Kelly.
Their maternal grandparents were John McManus and Helen Murphy.

The 1891 LARKHALL Census was taken on 5 April 1891.
The family are listed at 22 Raploch, Larkhall, as follows:
Michael Boyle, age 34, Head, Coal Miner, b Co. Mayo, Ireland
Mary Boyle, age 31, Wife, b Dalserf
Helen Boyle, age 8, Daughter, Scholar, b Larkhall
MICHAEL BOYLE, age 7, Son, Scholar, b Larkhall
John Boyle, age 3, Son, b Larkhall
James Boyle, age 1, Son, b Larkhall.

On 27 September, 1894, Mary McManus or Boyle, age 34, died at Raploch, Larkhall.

The 1901 LARKHALL Census was taken on 31 Mar 1901.
The family are listed at The Raploch, Larkhall, as follows:
Michael Boyle, age 43, Head, Widower, Coal Miner, b Ireland
Nellie Boyle, age 19, Daughter, b Larkhall
MICHAEL BOYLE, age 17, Son, Coal Miner, b Larkhall
John Boyle, age 14, Son, Coal Miner, b Larkhall
James Boyle, age 11, Son, Scholar, b Larkhall
PETER BOYLE, age 9, Son, Scholar, b Larkhall.

In 1905, Helen Boyle married Edward McGunnigal at Larkhall.

In 1908, John Boyle married Susan McQuade at Larkhall.

The 1911 LARKHALL Census was taken on 2 Apr 1911.
The family are listed at 114 Wellgate Street, Larkhall, as follows:
Edward McGunnigal, age 28, Head, Coal Miner, b Larkhall
Ellen McGunnigal, age 28, Wife, b Larkhall
Ellen McGunnigal, age 10, Daughter, Scholar, b Larkhall
William McGunnigal, age 6, Son, Scholar, b Larkhall
Bridget McGunnigal, age 3, Daughter, b Larkhall
Michael McGunnigal, age 2, Son, b Larkhall
Edward McGunnigal, age 4 months, Son, b Larkhall
Michael Boyle, age 56, Boarder, Widower, Coal Miner, b Co. Mayo, Ireland
MICHAEL BOYLE, age 26, Boarder, Coal Miner, b Larkhall
James Boyle, age 21, Boarder, Coal Miner, b Larkhall
PETER BOYLE, age 18, Boarder, Coal Miner, b Larkhall.

PETER BOYLE joined the Cameron Highlanders as Pte S/15522, and went to France on 8th July, 1915, with his Battalion.

Some pages of PETER BOYLE's Service Record have survived.
PETER BOYLE enlisted on 16 November, 1914, at Larkhall, age 22.
He went to France on 8th July, 1915, and was reported as Missing-In-Action on 25th September, 1915.
His status was later changed to Missing Presumed Dead.
His Next-Of-Kin is shown as his brother John Boyle, 20 Station Road, Larkhall.

On 30th March, 1917, Michael Boyle, age 59, died at 114 Wellgate Street, Larkhall.
His death was reported by his son James Boyle, 134 John Street, Larkhall.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) entry for PETER BOYLE shows that he is buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France.
The CWGC records show that a soldier, previously thought to be that of another, was identified as that of Pte S/15522 PETER BOYLE, 7th Bn Cameron Highlanders.

The Scottish National War Memorial (SNWM) at Edinburgh Castle shows that PETER BOYLE is commemorated there.

The entry in Soldiers Died in the Great War (SDGW) shows that PETER BOYLE enlisted in Hamilton (This is an error - his Service Records show that he enlisted in Larkhall, and the Enlistment Papers were later authorised in Hamilton).

The Medal Rolls Index Card (MIC) for PETER BOYLE shows that he was awarded the 1914-15 Star Medal, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

The "Soldier's Effects" record shows that his father Michael received his Outstanding Pay of £2/9/-.
A War Gratuity of £3/-/- was distributed equally to his brothers John, James and his sister Helen McGunnigal.

PETER BOYLE, Pte S/15522, 7th Bn Cameron Highlanders, is buried at Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France. There are 1,720 names buried there.

The inscription on his Headstone reads:
"REQUIESCANT IN PACE".
This was requested by his brother and Next-Of-Kin John Boyle, 20 Station Road, Larkhall.

CWGC
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Name: BOYLE, PETER
Rank: Private
Service No: S/15522
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
aGE: 23
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 7th Bn
Grave Reference: IV. H. 13.
Cemetery: PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE

SNWM
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Surname: BOYLE
Forename: Peter
Rank: Pte
Service Number: S/15522
Place of Birth: Dalserf, Lanarkshire
Date of Death: 25 September, 1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Cause of Death: Killed in Action
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Unit Name: Unknown Unit attached to THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 7th Bn.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Cunningham Brothers Reply with quote

WALTER CUNNINGHAM, Pte 1493 6th Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
JAMES CUNNINGHAM, Pte 12306 9th Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Their parents were Walter Cunningham and Margaret Dolly who were married at Larkhall on 3rd April, 1888.
Their paternal grandparents were Walter Cunningham and Isabella McMaster.
Their maternal grandparents were James Dolly and Maria Casey.

In the 1891 Census on 5 April, 1891, the parents and 2 sons were living at 59 Low Miller Street, Larkhall.
WALTER CUNNINGHAM was born at Raploch Street, Larkhall, on 23 September 1988.
JAMES CUNNINGHAM was born at Raploch Street, Larkhall, on 21 March, 1890.

Isabella Cunningham born on 26 November, 1891, at 59 Low Miller Street, Larkhall.
On 6 February, 1893, Isabella died in infancy age 1 1/2 from meningitis.

In the 1901 Census on 31 March, 1901, the family had now grown to 4 sons and 2 daughters, and were living at Drygate Street, Larkhall.
WALTER CUNNINGHAM is shown as age 12 and a scholar.
JAMES CUNNINGHAM is shown as age 11 and a scholar.
The other children are:
Maria Cunningham born 18 October, 1893, at Claremont Place, Muir Street, Larkhall.
Margaret Cunningham born 22 June, 1895, at Claremont Place, Muir Street, Larkhall.
Robert Cunningham born 24 June, 1897, at Muirshot, Larkhall.
John Dolly Cunningham born 20 Aug 1899, at Muirshot, Larkhall.

In the 1911 Census on 2 April, 1911, the family had grown again and were living at 79 Drygate Street, Larkhall.
WALTER CUNNINGHAM is shown as age 22 and a coal miner, as was his father.
JAMES CUNNINGHAM is not shown. I know that he married someone whose first name is Ada and she re-married after he was killed. Her new married name was Ada Presley and she was later living at 9 Carlingford Terrace, Radstock, Bath, England. I can't trace the BDM records.
Maria Cunningham now age 17.
Margaret Cunningham is not shown.
Robert Cunningham now age 13.
John Dolly Cunningham now age 10.
Catherine Cunningham born 20 Aug 1901 at Muirshot, Larkhall.
Alexander Cunningham born 10 April 1904 at 79 Drygate Street, Larkhall.
Agnes Cunningham born 24 May 1906 at 79 Drygate Street, Larkhall.
Thomas Cunningham born2 Nov 1908 at 79 Drygate Street, Larkhall.

WALTER CUNNINGHAM entered France on 20 March, 1915, as Pte 1493, 6th Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). WALTER died of 'Enteric Fever' on 30th January, 1916, at The County Hospital, Motherwell. He is buried in Larkhall Cemetery. These details are taken from his Death Record.

JAMES CUNNINGHAM entered France on 12 May, 1915, as Pte 12306 9th Bn Cameronians (Scottish Rifles).
James was one of the thousands of 'Missing' at the Battle of Loos and 'Presumed Dead' on 25 September, 1915. He is commemorated at Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

On 9 February, 1937, their father Walter Cunningham died at 71 Victoria Street, Larkhall, age 76. His death was reported by his son Robert Cunningham of 28 Millheugh, Larkhall.

On 26 April, 1949, Margaret Dolly or Cunningham died at 2 Victoria Street, Larkhall, age 83. Her death was reported by her son-in-law John Baxter of 4 Victoria Street, Larkhall.

John Smillie Baxter married Margaret Cunningham at Drygate Street, Larkhall, on 14 July, 1920.

The family headstone in Larkhall Cemetery notes:
"Also their son ALEXANDER beloved husband of JANET DALGLEISH who died through the result of an accident".
On 24 February, 1934, Alexander, age 30, married Janet Dick Dalgleish, age 29, of 85 Raploch Street, Larkhall, at 19 Howard Street, Glasgow.
I cannot find any death record regarding Alexander.

CWGC
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Name: CUNNINGHAM, WALTER
Rank: Private
Service No: 1493
Date of Death: 30/01/1916
Age: 27
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 6th Bn
Grave Reference: III. 1954.
Cemetery: LARKHALL CEMETERY, DALSERF.
Additiaonal Info: Son of Mrs. Margaret Cunningham, 73 Victoria St., Larkhall.

SNWM
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Surname: CUNNINGHAM
Forename: W
Rank: Pte
Service Number: 1493
Place of Birth: Larkhall
Date of Death: 30 January 1916
Theatre of Death: Great Britain
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Unit Name: Unknown Unit attached to THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Other detail: 6th Bn.


CWGC
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Name: CUNNINGHAM, JAMES
Rank: Private
Service No: 12306
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) "B" Coy, 9th Bn
Panel Reference: Panel 57 to 59
Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL
Additional Info: Son of Walter and Margaret Cunningham, 72 Victoria St., Larkhall, Lanarkshire; husband of Ada Presley (formerly Cunningham), 9 Carlingford Terrace, Radstock, Bath.

SNWM
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Surname: CUNNINGHAM
Forename: J
Rank: Pte
Service Number: 12306
Place of Birth: Larkhall
Date of Death: 25 September 1915
Theatre of Death: France
SNWM roll: THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Unit Name: Unknown Unit attached to THE CAMERONIANS (SCOTTISH RIFLES)
Other detail: 9th Bn.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: The DICKSON Brothers Reply with quote

JOHN DICKSON and his brother WILLIAM DICKSON both served in the KOSBs and both were killed in action.

JOHN DICKSON, Pte 16053, 7th and 8th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers.
WILLIAM DICKSON, Pte 13525, 7th Bn King's Own Scottish Borderers.

JOHN DICKSON, Pte 16053, 7th and 8th Bn KOSBs, is NOT named on the Larkhall War Memorial.
JOHN was married and his widow Mary may have preferred this.
WILLIAM DICKSON, Pte 13525, 7th Bn KOSBs, is named on the Larkhall War Memorial.
WILLIAM was un-married and his parents would have given consent for this.

JOHN DICKSON was born at Dykehead, Shotts, on 28 September, 1886.
WILLIAM GRAHAM DICKSON was born at 114 New Logans, Motherwell, on 23 April, 1897.

Their parents were John Dickson, a Coal Miner, and Jane Graham who were married at Dykehead, Shotts, on 4 December, 1885.
Their paternal grandparents were John Dickson, a Coal Miner, and Ann Brown Rae.
Their maternal grandparents were John Graham, a Quarryman, and Margaret Coats.
Children of the Marriage.
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JOHN DICKSON, b 28 September, 1886, at Dykehead, Shotts.
Maggie Coats Dickson, b 12 November, 1888, at Dykehead, Shotts.
Annie Brown Rae Dickson, b 17 September, 1890, at Dykehead, Shotts.
Jane Graham Dickson, b 16 June, 1892, at Dykehead, Shotts.
Jane Dickson, b 1895 at Motherwell.
WILLIAM GRAHAM DICKSON, b 23 April, 1897, at 114 New Logans, Motherwell.
Jessie Hunter Dickson, b 30 April, 1899, at Dykehead, Shotts.
Sarah Dickson, b 9 April, 1901, at Jordan Terrace, Shotts.
David Dickson, b 24 November, 1904, at Strutherhill, Larkhall.

The 1891 SHOTTS Census was taken on 5 April, 1891.
The family are listed at 2 Brick Row, Dykehead, Shotts, as follows:
John Dickson, age 25, Head, Coal Miner, b Shotts.
Jane G. Dickson, age 24, Wife, b Stonehouse.
JOHN DICKSON, age 4, Son, b Shotts.
Maggie Dickson, age 2, Daughter, b Shotts.
Ann C. Dickson, age 6 months, Daughter, b Shotts.

On 13 April, 1894, Jane Graham Dickson, age 1 year and 10 months, died at 63 Milton Row, Motherwell.

The 1901 SHOTTS Census was taken on 31 March, 1901.
The family are listed at 59 Jordan Terrace, Dykehead, Shotts, as follows:
John Dickson, age 35, Head, Coal Miner, b Shotts.
Jane G. Dickson, age 35, Wife, b Stonehouse.
JOHN DICKSON, age 14, Son, Scholar, b Shotts.
Maggie Dickson, age 12, Daughter, Scholar, b Shotts.
Annie Dickson, age 10, Daughter, Scholar, b Shotts.
WILLIAM DICKSON, age 7, Son, Scholar, b Motherwell.
Jane Dickson, age 6, Daughter, Scholar, b Motherwell.
Jessie Dickson, age 2, Daughter, b Shotts.

On 10 November, 1905, JOHN DICKSON, age 19 of Green's Buildings, Birkenshaw, Larkhall, married Mary Little, age 19 of 8 Millheugh, Larkhall, at 8 Millheugh, Larkhall.
Children of the Marriage.
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Mary White Hilson Dickson, b 28 June, 1905 at Larkhall, d 9 September, 1905 at Larkhall.
Jeanie Graham Dickson, b 14 January, 1907, at 12 Millheugh Brae, Larkhall.
John Dickson, b 27 August, 1908, at 10 Millheugh Brae, Larkhall.
Annie Hilson Little Dickson, b 5 August, 1910, at 4 Clark's Buildings, Birkenshaw, Larkhall.
Alexander Smith Little Dickson, b 14 May, 1912 at Larkhall, d 26 August, 1994 at Stonehouse Hospital.

The 1911 LARKHALL Census was taken on 2 April, 1911.
The family are listed at 17 Bog Rows, Larkhall, as follows:
John Dickson, age 45, Head, Coal Miner, b Shotts.
Jane G. Dickson, age 44, Wife, b Stonehouse.
WILLIAM DICKSON, age 77, Son, Coal Miner, b Motherwell.
Jessie Dickson, age 12, Daughter, Scholar, b Shotts.
Sarah Dickson, age 10, Daughter, Scholar, b Shotts.
David Dickson, age 6, Son, Scholar, b Larkhall.

Also at No 5 Clark's Buildings, Birkenshaw, Larkhall, were:
JOHN DICKSON, age 24, Head, Coal Miner, b Shotts.
Mary Dickson, age 24, Wife, b Larkhall.
Jeanie Dickson, age 4, Daughter, b Larkhall.
John Dickson, age 2, Son, b Larkhall.
Annie Dickson, age 8 months, Daughter, b Larkhall.

JOHN DICKSON joined the 8th Bn KOSBs as Pte 16053, and went to France on 10 July, 1915.
WILLIAM DICKSON joined the 7th Bn KOSBs as Pte 13525, and went to France on 9 July, 1915.

JOHN DICKSON was Killed-In-Action on 29 April, 1916, age 30.
WILLIAM DICKSON was Killed-In-Action on 25 September, 1915, age 18.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) entry for JOHN DICKSON shows that he is buried at Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) entry for WILLIAM DICKSON shows that he is buried at Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

There are 1,936 casualties buried at Vermelles British Cemetery.
There are 885 casualties buried at Loos British Cemetery. The Loos Cemetery is also part of the Loos Memorial for those whose remains were never recovered.

The Scottish National War Memorial (SNWM) at Edinburgh Castle shows that JOHN DICKSON and WILLIAM DICKSON are both commemorated there.

The entry in Soldiers Died in the Great War (SDGW) shows that both JOHN and WILLIAM DICKSON enlisted in Larkhall.

The Medal Rolls Index Cards (MICs) for JOHN and WILLIAM DICKSON show that both were awarded The 1914-15 Star Medal, The Victory Medal and The British War Medal.

The "Soldier's Effects" record for JOHN DICKSON shows that he had no Outstanding Pay.
A War Gratuity of £7/-/- was paid to his widow Mary.

The "Soldier's Effects" record for WILLIAM DICKSON shows that Outstanding Pay of £2/9/2 was distributed as follows:
Mother Jane - £2/1/-
Sister-in-Law Mary - £-/8/2
A War Gratuity of £3/10/- was distributed as follows:
Father John - £2/18/4
Sister-in-Law Mary Reid - £-/11/8.

A clipping taken from The Hamilton Advertiser dated 28 September, 1918.
It reads:
"DICKSON - In loving remembrance of Private William Dickson, K.O.S.B., who went missing at the Battle of Loos, 25th September, 1915; also Private John Dickson, K.O.S.B., who was killed in action on 29th April, 1916, the dearly beloved sons of John and Jeanie Dickson, Birkenshaw, Larkhall.

'Sleep on, dear sons, and take thy rest,
For God takes those whom He loves best;
Thy youthful days were dear to me,
Too soon was I deprived of thee.

Little did I think, dear sons,
When I first cradled thee,
That you would die on the battlefield,
So far away from me.

Forgotten to the world by some they may be,
But forgot by their parents they never will be.'

- Inserted by their father and mother, sisters, and brothers".

CWGC
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Name: DICKSON, J
Rank: Private
Service No: 16053
Date of Death: 29/04/1916
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 7th Bn
Grave Reference: III. J. 18.
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY

SNWM
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Surname: DICKSON
Forename: John
Rank: Pte
Service Number: 16053
Place of Birth: Shotts
Date of Death: 29 April, 1916
Theatre of Death: F&F
Cause of Death: Killed in Action
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Unit Name: Unknown Unit attached to THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Other detail: 7th Bn.


CWGC
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Name: DICKSON, W
Rank: Private
Service No: 13525
Date of Death: 25/09/1915
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers, 7th Bn
Grave Reference: XV. A. 7.
Cemetery: LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY
Additional Info: Son of John and Jeanie Dickson, of Universal, Indiana, U.S.A. Native of Larkhill (sic), Lanarkshire.

SNWM
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Surname: DICKSON
Forename: William
Rank: Pte
Service Number: 13525
Place of Birth: Motherwell
Date of Death: 25 September 1915
Theatre of Death: F&F
Cause of Death: Killed in Action
SNWM roll: THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Unit Name: Unknown Unit attached to THE KING'S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS
Other detail: 7th Bn

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:20 pm    Post subject: Downs Brothers Reply with quote

PETER DOWNS and ROBERT DOWNS were brothers. They are both named on the Larkhall Memorial.

PETER DOWNS, Pte S/14117, 7th Bn, Cameron Highlanders.
ROBERT DOWNS, Pte S/24427, 7th Bn Royal Highlanders (Black Watch).

[NOTE: There are spelling differences between the names on the Memorial and other records. Their birth records are spelled DOUNS.]

PETER DOWNS was born at 146 Raploch Street, Larkhall, on 9th September, 1894.
ROBERT SMITH DOWNS was born at Victoria Street, Larkhall, on 4th December, 1898.

Their parents were Peter Downs, a Coal Miner, and Lily Browning Smith who were married at Larkhall on 30 June, 1893.
Their paternal grandparents were Alexander Rae, a Quarry Labourer, and Janet Downs, a Tambourer.
Their maternal grandparents were Robert Smith, a Coal Miner and Elizabeth Potter.

The 1901 LARKHALL Census was taken on 31 March, 1901.
The family are listed at Victoria Street, Larkhall, as follows:
Peter Downs, age 33, Head, Coal Miner, b Glasgow.
Lily Downs, age 32, Wife, b Larkhall.
PETER DOWNS, age 7, Son, Scholar, b Larkhall.
Bessie Downs, age 5, Daughter, b Larkhall.
ROBERT DOWNS, age 2, Son, b Larkhall.
William Downs, age 19, Brother, Shopkeeper, b Larkhall.

The 1911 LARKHALL Census was taken on 2 April, 1911.
The family are listed at 28 Duke Street, Larkhall, as follows:
Peter Downs, age 43, Head, Coal Miner, b Glasgow.
Lily Downs, age 42, Wife, b Larkhall.
PETER DOWNS, age 16, Son, Colliery Labourer, b Larkhall.
Elizabeth Potter Downs, age 14, Daughter, Silk Winder, b Larkhall.
ROBERT SMITH DOWNS, age 12, Son, Scholar, b Larkhall.

PETER DOWNS joined the 7th Bn, Cameron Highlanders as Pte S/14117, and went to France on 8 July, 1915.

PETER DOWNS was Killed-In-Action on 4 June, 1916, age 21.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) entry for PETER DOWNS shows that he is buried at VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.
VERMELLES was in German hands from the middle of October 1914 to the beginning of December 1914, when it was recaptured by the French. The cemetery was begun in August 1915 (though a few graves are slightly earlier), and during the Battle of Loos, when the Chateau was used as a Casualty Dressing Station, Plot I was completed. It was laid out and fenced by the Pioneers of the 1st Gloucesters, and known for a long time as "Gloucester Graveyard". The remaining Plots were made by the Divisions (from the Dismounted Cavalry Division onwards) holding the line 1.6 kilometres East of the cemetery until April 1917, and they incorporated a few isolated French graves of October 1914. From April 1917, to the Armistice, the cemetery was closed; but after the Armistice some graves were re-grouped and others were brought in (to Plots II, IV and VI) from the battlefields to the East.
There are now over 2,134 First World War casualties commemorated in this cemetery. Of these, 198 are unidentified and special memorials are erected to six soldiers from the United Kingdom, known to be buried among them.
This cemetery also contains the graves of 11 casualties of other nationalities.

PETER DOWNS is commemorated at The Scottish National War Memorial (SNWM) in Edinburgh Castle.

The entry in Soldiers Died in the Great War (SDGW) shows that PETER DOWNS enlisted in Larkhall.

The Medal Rolls Index Card (MIC) for PETER DOWNS shows that he was awarded The 1914-15 Star Medal, The Victory Medal and The British War Medal.

The "Soldier's Effects" record shows that his mother Lily received his Outstanding Pay of £2/2/6 and a War Gratuity of £7/-/-.

A clipping taken from The Hamilton Advertiser dated 1st July, 1916.
It reads:
"KILLED IN ACTION - Mr. and Mrs. Peter Downs, Duke Street, have been notified from the War Office that their son, Private Peter Downs, Cameron Highlanders, had been killed in action abroad on 4th June. He enlisted in the 7th November, 1914, and went with his battalion to France in July last year. He was wounded at the Battle of Loos, and invalided home, but returned to the front some months ago. Private Downs was a member of the "Anchor of Hope" Tent of Rechabites, treasurer of boy's and girls' meeting held at Meadowhill, and also a member of the Parish Church Guild. He was 21 years of age, and worked in Bog Colliery previous to enlisting.
<snip>".

ROBERT DOWNES joined the 7th Bn Black Watch as Pte S/24427.
His Medal Roll Index Card (MIC) is not dated indicating that he went to France after 1916.
He was born in December, 1898, so he would have been 18 (available for conscription) when the Military Service Act, 1916, came into operation.
On 27th January, 1916, The Military Service Act, 1916, was passed by Parliament and came into operation on 10th February, 1916.
ROBERT DOWNES was Killed-In-Action on 24 July, 1918, age 19.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) entry for ROBERT DOWNES shows that he is commemorated at SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
There are 3,878 Casualties commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL.
The CWGC Panel List and a photo of the panel showing ROBERT DOWNES' name are attached.
The town of Soissons is on the left bank of the River Aisne, about 100 kilometres North-East of Paris.

ROBERT DOWNES is commemorated at The Scottish National War Memorial (SNWM) in Edinburgh Castle.

The entry in Soldiers Died in the Great War (SDGW) shows that ROBERT DOWNES was born in Dalserf and enlisted in Hamilton.

The Medal Rolls Index Card (MIC) for ROBERT DOWNES shows that he was awarded The Victory Medal and The British War Medal.

The "Soldier's Effects" record shows that his Outstanding Pay and a War Gratuity totaling of £12/19/9 was distributed as follows:
{Executors of his Father's Estate (John Scott, Alexander P. Smith & John Frame)} £6/9/10.
Sister Bessie £6/9/11.

On 2nd December, 1919, their father Peter Downs, age 53 died at 28 Duke Street, Larkhall.

CWGC
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Name: Downs, P
Rank: Private
Service No: 14117
Date of Death: 04/06/1916
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders, 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: III. E. 3.
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY.
Additional Info: Son of Mrs Lily Downs, of 28 Duke St., Larkhall, Lanarkshire.

SNWM
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Surname: DOWNS
Forename: Peter
Rank: Pte
Service Number: S/14117
Place of Birth: Dalserf, Lanarkshire
Date of Death: 4 June, 1916
Theatre of Death: F&F
Cause of Death: Killed in Action
SNWM roll: THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Unit Name: Unknown Unit attached to THE QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS
Other detail: 7th Bn.

CWGC
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Name: DOWNES, ROBERT
Rank: Private
Service No: S/24427
Date of Death: 24/07/1918
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 7th Bn
Panel Reference:
Cemetery: SOISSONS MEMORIAL

SNWM
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Surname: DOWNES
Forename: Robert
Rank: Pte
Service Number: S/24427
Place of Birth: Dalserf, Lanarkshire
Date of Death: 24 July, 1918
Theatre of Death: F&F
Cause of Death: Killed in action
SNWM roll: THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Unit Name: In or attached to THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLANDERS)
Other detail: 7th Bn.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Named on the Langholm War Memorial as:
Sgr. T. BLACKLOCK, LOVAT SCOUTS.
Thomas Blacklock – age 29 – Corporal (220365) 5th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders.
Thomas was a policeman at Larkhall in Lanarkshire when he enlisted as Private (3137) in Lovat's Scouts in October 1915. The 2/1st and 2/2nd Lovat’s Scouts converted to a cyclist unit and were based near Lowestoft, Suffolk from 1916. Thomas was a Signalling Instructor before he was posted to France in early June 1918. 10 days later he was killed.
Born 1889 in Langholm, Dumfriesshire. Son of Thomas and Jane (Jackson) Blacklock of Langholm. Husband of Eva Blanche (Hunt) Blacklock who he married in Lowestoft, Mutford, Suffolk in 1917.
Killed in Action on 26 June 1918 and buried in La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck, France.
Also named on the Langholm Parish Church memorial and on the Lanarkshire Constabulary War Memorial in Hamilton.

A big "thank you" to Tom Lang for confirming and adding to my own research
through his research at:
https://www.facebook.com/JTB47/posts/1107580235976110
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject: John Stewart - Larkhall War Memorial Reply with quote

Evening Guys,

Can anyone shed any light on John Stewart who is on the 1st Panel of Larkhall War Memorial?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From SDGW

Name: James Stewart
Birth Place: Dalserf, Lanark
Residence: Larkhall
Death Date: 15 Jun 1915
Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Falkirk
Rank: Private
Regiment: Cameronian (Scottish Rifles)
Battalion: 6th Battalion
Regimental Number: 2190
Type of Casualty: Killed in action

He landed with the 1/6th Battalion at Le Havre on 20 March 1915 and was killed at Festubert. (Medal Card and Soldiers effects)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

STEWART – Killed in action in France, on the 15th ult. Pte. James Stewart, 1/6th Scottish Rifles, aged 26, fifth son of Elizabeth Maxwell and of the late John Stewart, 24 Miller Street, Larkhall.
Hamilton Advertiser 3/7/1915 p.1

Mrs John Stewart notified that her son Private James Stewart, 1/6th Scottish Rifles was killed in action on 15th ult. Deceased was associated with the Territorial Force for some years, and resigned on serving his full term. He re-enlisted shortly after the outbreak of war and went to the front with his battalion in March......employed in Bog Colliery.
Hamilton Advertiser 3/7/1915 p.6

1901 24 Miller Street
John I Stewart 53, Elizabeth Stewart 52, Janet I Stewart 24, Elizabeth M Stewart 22, Thomas M Stewart 19, John F Stewart 17, Alexander M Stewart 15, James F Stewart 12, Annie F Stewart 9, Robert M Stewart 7.
(The oldest brother was Walter – on 1891 census)

John Stewart married Elizabeth Maxwell in 1871 in Larkhall.
James Frame Stewart born 1889 in Larkhall.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys,

Thanks for the replies.

I have noticed the James Stewart but the one below is John, any details on him?

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